Isabela Island

Oct 03, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


Today was spent on Isabela Island, which is the largest island in the Galapagos archipelago. Isabela is made up of six volcanoes, five of which are still active and have permanent populations of giant tortoises.

In the morning, we landed in a very scenic site called Urbina Bay, home of several species of Darwin finches, yellow land iguanas and occasionally giant tortoises. In the afternoon, the ship repositioned further north to Tagus Cove, located at breast of this seahorse-shaped island.

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Socrates Tomala

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Socrates was raised on Santa Cruz Island located in the heart of Galapagos Archipelago.  After a childhood filled with swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing and volunteering in conservation projects, he grew very passionate about the outdoors and the natural world. 

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